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My self-summary
The Tao that can be spoken of is not the true Tao, but here goes...

Someone with whom I could make music would be awesome.

I must have messaged hundreds of girls before I found a girlfriend, but she actually found me, because she sent the first message. That said, the coolest girl I have met on here was the only one who sent the first message. In other words, YOUR move, ladies, because I've had this site be a time waster before and I'm not letting it happen again.

We broke up partly because I have no time. I am not a good boyfriend by popular standards. I am a musician and music is my first love. I like to treat it as a second full-time job and usually spend at least 30 hours a week playing and mixing. I also like to read and write and garden and golf on a somewhat regular basis, and I have a full-time job. This leaves little time for socializing. I do enjoy company though, and I love my times with groups of people nearly as much as I love my alone time. I am very fun to be around, if I do say so myself, so I think the quality of time spent with me might make up for the lack of quantity. Anyway, depending on what you're after, I could either totally give it to you, or not even begin to give it to you.

I'm quick to laugh (I already have a laugh line) and make others laugh. I think it's very important to be able to laugh at oneself. You might say I'm easily amused, and I think that's a good thing. I'm pretty consistently positive even when things suck really hard, and I know this tends to annoy the Debbie Downers out there, so fair warning.

List of things I love: the electric guitar, love, hearing new points of view and ideas, basically anything outdoors, even if it is labor so backbreaking that I can't walk the next day, playing and seeing and hearing music, studying any and all religions, gardening, children, the elderly, people in between, animals of all shapes and sizes, farms, growth, blossoming, transformation, metamorphosis, science, tasteful/artistic potty humor, puns, cuddling, massages, reading, writing, playing golf, tennis, badminton, basketball, volleyball, other sports, chess, pool, enjoying, tree-climbing, exploring, walks in forests, hiking, camping, learning, mycology, philology, living life, etc. I'm practically always calm and worry-free. "Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friends." I am very interested in history. I think about what it means to be at peace a lot, and I believe in loving everyone, even if we don't like them much, as we are all family. People who love the least, need love the most. Music festivals have heavily influenced my life. I've been to 20-30 of them. Electricity and magnets fascinate me. I consider myself a feminist in word and deed but I don't go raving or picketing about it. I'm a masculist too, and even though I made that word up, I think it's a real thing. The sexual imbalance here is a shared problem and we must share the effort and responsibility for a solution. I'd like to hear about you way more than I like to talk about myself.
What I’m doing with my life
More like what is life doing with me? Propelling me ever deeper down the endless musical rabbit hole, that's what.
I’m really good at
Electric guitar.

Hula hooping, singing, pleasing women...

I am also pretty good at using logic, analogies, diplomacy, metaphors, and parables, communicating, making peaceful resolutions out of conflict, and saying nice things about others (and apparently about myself as well).
The first things people usually notice about me
My deep voice or my height probably. Or my long... profile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I read a lot and I'll warn you that I'll probably think negative things about you if you watch TV a great deal more than you read. I won't say them out loud, because they will sound pompous, because they are. I'm working on that. Anything about economics, Nature, animals, science, philosophy, or good characters is good for me. Most recently I've read Shelley's Frankenstein, My Uncle Oswald by Roahld Dahl, The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Doyle, Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Economic Harmonies by Frederic Bastiat, Liberalism in the Classical Tradition by Ludwig von Mises and Thomas Paine's Common Sense, and Walden is my favorite book ever. The Law comes in a close second.

Current book/books: The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross by Allegro, The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevky

I take self-education about as seriously as anything, though I am generally not a severe or serious person.

Movies: Ones that don't suck. Big Lebowski, Monty Python, Kill Bill, Howl's Moving Castle, etc.

Shows: South Park.

Music: Anything with soul. Bluegrass, folk, classical, jazz, old country, funk, and a select few hip-hop and rock and roll artists. Probably other kinds that I have forgotten. I like to see local live music even if it isn't very good. Support the local arts! I'm a Deadhead, but not the dredlock dirty hippie nomad kind. I do enjoy those people's company though. A very small few of my favorite artists would be The Doors, The Clash, Jerry Garcia, Big L, early Eminem, early Nas, Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, Wu-tang and various solo projects of its members, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Beverly Kenney, Biggie, Tommy Emmanuel, Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Gorbach, Arlo Guthrie, Woody Guthrie, and the list goes on and on and on.

Classical Composers: Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Stravinsky, Tarrega, and of course the more famous names that I don't even need to mention.

Food: No meat please, nor dairy obtained via cruelty. Anything from my garden. Eat what you want. I won't preach.
The six things I could never do without
Six? Pshh.

Love, music, food, air, water, heat, humor, vibration, subatomic particles/waveforms/wavenonforms/energy, artistic expression, disobedience
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Things that Jesus (allegedly) said.
Whether Jesus was a magic mushroom. Seriously.
Things that Lao Tzu said, or wrote, or whatever, and Chuang Tzu, and Osho.
Things that Terence McKenna and Alan Watts and Thoreau and Bastiat have said/written.
"Your face."
"That's what she said."
"Why did 'Your Face' and 'That's what she said' and 'Derp' take so long to happen? They would have been funny hundreds of years ago."
"Is the earth our only home, to be protected? Or is it a sort of giant test tube, to be discarded after synthesis is complete?"
"Why am I not living in the woods?"
"I'm ready."- Spongebob
"I was born ready"-Unknown
"Why do I never see any midgets on here? Are they that rare or do they have their own dating site?"
"It is something to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to paint and curve the very atmosphere and medium through which we look. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of the arts."-Thoreau
"Real gangsta-ass niggas don't flex nuts, cuz real gangsta-ass niggas know they got'em"
"Yeah, well, that's just like, your opinion, man."
"What is peace and where can I get me some?"
"Is this really real?"
"What IS that THING?"
"Are we there yet?"
"When will we get there?"
"What do you mean we're already there? This doesn't look like my preconception of 'there'."
"How do you know? We'll see."
"Why can't I get paid to read whatever I want?"
"Does this dress make me look fat? How about gay?"
"Hakuna Matata" a.k.a. "Fuck it."
"What IS electricity?"
"How do magnets work?"
"There's more to the picture than meets the eye."
"Nothing is fucked here, Dude."
"You're being very unDude."
"I'm just an old chunk of coal, but I'm gonna be a diamond someday."
"I'm just a caterpillar now, but I'm gonna be a butterfly someday."
On a typical Friday night I am
Breathing in various places.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am shallow and vain. Any suggestions on how to remedy this are most welcome.

I'm the only guy I know who would be willing to date a girl who doesn't shave her legs. This is only out of principle however, not preference. I still would very much prefer them to be shaved.

I scored "Scumbag" on the brutally honest personality test and was actually bothered by it. You take it and try to do better.

I scored 6.5-7 inches on the penis size test, but it's really 7.25.

I have no private thoughts or secrets really. Ask and I will answer fully.
You should message me if
You are a lover and not a fighter. Unless you're fighting for love.

You're an artist/musician/singer/writer.

You read a lot.

You need a therapist/counselor/ear/shoulder.

Do not if:
Your pictures have you holding your phone and pointing it at a mirror with your hand on your hip and making a kiss face.

You could not care less about grammar or spelling. (I can kind of understand the "your/you're" problem that people have, but I weep for humanity when I see an "are" where an "our" is supposed to be.)

You read less than five books a year for leisure.

You feel you need makeup to look good on a daily basis.

Your username has mami, bella, hot, or baby/babii in it.

You still pledge allegiance to the flag.